The opening ceremony was a blend of Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting and Cambodian culture. 

HRH Princess Preah Reach Botrei Preah Ream Norodom Bopha Devi, the royal representative of Her Majesty the Queen Mother, graced the occasion. Foreign Embassy Officials, Governmental and Non–Governmental Organizations’ (NGOs) representatives also attended the ceremony.  

The Fine Arts ballet dancers presented a welcome dance to bring blessings on the workshop and the participants. 

The Royal Princess of Cambodia conveyed the Queen Mother’s appreciation to WAGGGS for making Cambodia part of the worldwide Movement and invited the participants to experience the best of the Cambodian culture. 

Mde. Leang MengHo, Chief Commissioner of Girl Guide Association of Cambodia (GGAC) gave the welcome remark.  In her address Dr. Cristina Lim-Yuson, Chairman of Asia Pacific Committee, explained the need to reflect and learn from each Member Organization’s best practices; to preserve the core values in the Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting Movement and for delegates to become strategic leaders. The event ended with the challenge to ‘Walk the Talk’ in Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting. 

In her keynote speech, HE Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women’s Affairs, stirred everyone to take a serious stand on strategic leadership. Volunteerism and the empowerment of women also featured in her address.


The planning committee arranged the first day’s reflection, which was a combination of poems, stories, songs and quotations. Participants joined in reading out the reflections and all those present sang ‘Kumbayah’. 

The first plenary session 

The first plenary session of the workshop was a joint presentation by Dr. Cristina Lim-Yuson, Chairman of Asia Pacific Committee and Kar Mei Lee, regional director for Asia Pacific. Cristina and Mei talked about WAGGGS comparing the differences that have taken place especially over the last decade. The session ended with a question and answer session.
Participants had the option of attending any one of five mini-workshops: 
  • Taking volunteerism into the 21st Century (Nik Faizah Mustapha)
  • Strategic directions of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (Mariko Asano)
  • Trends of Young People (Ruchira Jayasinghe)
  • Market research (Jenny Burrow)
  • Project and programmes of WAGGGS (Kar Mei Lee)
On Monday there was another plenary session presented by June Cameron which was very active and informative. 


Participants arranged their displays for sale. This was their chance to show products and items from the Member Organizations.
Part of the proceedings went to the AP Fund to promote Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting in the region while the other portion was donated to Girl Guide Association of Cambodia (GGAC).

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